Frazzled Mom? Invest In You, And Make Yourself Sparkle

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As a parent, you are constantly looking out for everyone else, apart from yourself. Whether you are trying to save money, for the good of the family, or you are working hard at spending more time with your partner, you can easily neglect yourself. But, this is why, regardless of how busy your life is, you need to spend some time investing in yourself. So, how can you do this, when life is so busy?

A Simple Beauty Routine
After the kids have gone to bed, the temptation is always to sit down the front of the TV, and vegetate. Instead, why don't you take this opportunity to beautify yourself? Get out a face mask, do your nails, or just browse online for some fashion inspiration. The summer months is a great time to experiment with new styles, and there so many places that provide stylish summery dresses, like Filly Flair, and you can shop their online store to see if there's anything that sticks out for you. Giving yourself a makeover from top to toe can rejuvenate you in so many ways, especially if you have been down recently.

Look After Your Health A Bit Better
You need the strength to take on every task, and if you aren't eating well, or exercising, these little body issues, from aches and pains, to headaches, will increase as the years go by. It's not difficult to look after your health, but it's about getting into the habit of these things. When you don't have time to make a proper meal, trying something like batch cooking could be the lifesaver that you and your family need. If you've been going on at your kids to eat healthier, you need to lead by example.

Try Something New
And if you are stuck in the same old boring routine, it's hardly a surprise that you aren't feeling that great. If you are trying to do something for the benefit of yourself, what is it you really want to do? If you like simplicity, then go for a walk up a hill. If you want something different or more adventurous, go for it! We need new experiences to rejuvenate our frame of mind and to grow. Having new experiences and trying the things outside of our comfort zone is what the human body and mind is made for.

We can all get stagnant, especially when we are in a routine that isn't particularly exciting. And it's this setup in life that can cause you to neglect yourself. You need to think about making yourself sparkle in life, and when you are constantly trying to protect your kids in an emotional sense, or you are worried about money, this can all weigh heavy on you. This is why, now and again, you have to invest in yourself. When you do this, not only will you feel better so you can look after your family better, but it has a far-reaching impact in your life. So, make a change, and make yourself sparkle.

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Happy Monday lovelies! I hope the tips above are helpful to you and help make you feel a little more special as a mom. For the past couple of weeks I have started training to run a mile. I hate running...unless its 60 feet at a sprint. Long distance running and I are not friends. I have noticed that since I started exercising, that I feel loads better.

On another note, we had an exciting weekend with the arrival of our sweet little niece/cousin Brenna. She is the sweetest little baby girl too. 

Sunday we spent our day on the Columbia River trying to beat the heat. My poor husband got a sunburn but the kids were living life. All three of them are my little water babies. We had so much fun and got a sweet treat from Sonic's afterwards. 

What did your family do this weekend? Leave a comment below and let me know. 

Thanks for visiting the blog today. Have a great week. 

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